It’s Sunday, and last night at the strike of midnight, the summer 2016 biannual bibliothon came to a close. I did better than I expected since I had family staying with me for three of the nights and work throughout the week, but I didn’t get to everything I had hoped.
Here’s a quick recap of the challenges and my picks:
Group read: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (review coming later this week)
Wild card pick: I changed from my original pick to To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Host recommendation: The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Book featuring your favorite mythical creature: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Pick up a book you’ve been putting off: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Read an author you’ve never read before: I doubled up by using The Archived by Victoria Schwab
New format of reading than you’re used to: Maus 1: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman (graphic novel)
I completed the group read, host recommendation, book by a new author, and new format during the bibliothon. I ended up finishing the wild card pick this morning which means, ironically, the only book I didn’t get to is the challenge for the book you’ve been putting off.
This is my fourth read-a-thon in the last year and at the end of this one I felt like I often do:
- Proud of myself for reading more than 1 book in a week
- Feeling like I could’ve read more
- Still reaching for that coveted goal of reading 7 books during a 7 day read-a-thon
- Connected to a community of people I’ve never met
- Surprised by how much I liked the books that were required/recommended that I wouldn’t have picked up on my own
- Delighted that every time I’ve done a read-a-thon my reading horizons have expanded
- Strangely liberated from the feeling that I ‘ought’ to be reading and still wanting to read
- I can now get my TBR for the next read-a-thon ready
Have you ever participated in a read-a-thon? Why or why not?
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